Some things are inevitable this time of year: colder nights, an overwhelming desire for comfort food and tax time.
Are you an independent artist or group of artists with a project to fund and keen to learn the art of fundraising? You could be eligible for Creative Partnerships Australia’s MATCH Lab dollar-for-dollar funding program, with up to $5,000 available per project. MATCH Lab is an intensive, hands-on development program that builds fundraising and arts […]
Plus1 applications for 2020-2021 have now closed. Successful applicants will be announced in late October. Are you part of a not-for-profit arts and cultural organisation that would benefit from up to $50,000 of matched funding? Applications for Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus1 matched funding program 2020-2021 are now open! Putting your organisation forward for the Plus1 […]
– Matched funding for ACF fundraisers – This initiative closed on March 31st. Check back shortly to see the announcement of the recipients. ACF Boost is a funding program designed to enable Australia’s independent artists, small groups and arts organisations to leverage private sector support through a matched funding ‘boost’. The program offers dollar-for-dollar matched […]
Alex Cubis is an Australian actor, writer and producer who used the ACF and Fractured Atlas (USA fundraising platform) to raise funds for his campaign, ROCKETMAN. He is currently developing a film, play and TV show which will premiere on Channel 7. We talked to Alex about the nuances between fundraising in Australia compared to the United States.
In 2018, we surveyed those who had donated to the ACF from that year. The results were surprising! We’ve painted a picture of who the average donor is and her name is Joanne Donor.
As an artist or an arts producer, you know what it’s like to do everything on a shoestring – including tying your shoes with actual string because you know what? It gets the job done and it’s extremely affordable. But when it comes to marketing there’s a fine line between doing it on the cheap and doing your project a disservice.
It’s a question that has troubled armies, governments, moguls, arts practitioners and producers for millennia. Do I need a strategy? What kind of strategy? And while we’re on the topic, what is a strategy? While the details vary hugely depending on whether you’re planning a land war or a short film there are some constant principles you can apply.
Easiest question ever, you might think. My marketing budget is literally zero, or as close to it as I can manage. Question answered, the problem solved. However, the truth is that you will definitely spend something on your marketing.
When you’re in the creative throes of making art, the audience is rarely topmost in your mind. Whether it’s the work itself as creation or response, the role it plays in your community or your portfolio thinking about finding an eventual audience can be equal parts intimidating and inspiring.